Glassblowing Shop

The Department of Chemistry Glassblowing Shop is a fee for service operation located in the Lash Miller Chemistry Building. The Glassblowing Shop is capable of working with both Quartz and Borosilicate (Pyrex) Glass. We can provide custom fabrication to simple repairs for your laboratory needs.

For further information please contact:

John Ford

Manager, Mechatronics Services
416 978 3584

Work Order Form (PDF)


Information for Customers

We welcome all customers with scientific glassblowing needs - internal to the Chemistry Department, external Departments at the University of Toronto and other Academic Institutions and external businesses. We charge hourly rates and materials for the services offered. Customers can obtain current service rates and work order forms by contacting us.


Facility Policies

  1. A signed work order has to be completed by the customer to initiate a service request. It is responsibility of the customer to complete accurately on the work order the following information
    • Customer contact information
    • Description of the request including a description of the work required. This may include the make and model/ serial number of any equipment, drawings/ sketches and or photos.
    • Payment information
    • Authorization Signature
  2. Accepted payment methods are U of T FIS numbers, Credit Card and Direct Invoicing in some cases.
  3. If paying by Credit Card:
    • Full payment is required before picking up the repaired equipment and or completed work
  4. We cannot store equipment for extended periods (more than 1 week) while waiting for customers decisions on whether to proceed with any repairs. Customers will be asked to pick up their equipment or parts until they finalize a decision.
  5. All work requests will be charged a labour charge when the job is started. The billing intervals are 15 minutes. All parts, material and supplies used will be added to the signed work request and charged accordingly. There are no guarantees of success with any type of repairs until a proper assessment has taken place, the customer will be notified of the chances of success for the repair.